Grab your lawn chairs, or a blanket to lay on the ground, and head to the band shell for another summer tradition of hearing the Sioux Falls Municipal Band fill the air in various locations throughout the city.

Eric Saathoff, Recreation Program Coordinator for the city of Sioux Falls says the band is revered as one of the oldest in the country, dating back to 1919.   "Bandmaster Chris Hill is a noted professional musician, performing locally with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, as well as with some of  the world’s most prestigious musical organizations"  said Saathoff.  "He is celebrating his 21st season as the Bandmaster of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band, and to celebrate, he is bringing back some of his favorite concert themes."

The diversity in musical styles is sure to please everyone.  Pick a time, place and musical theme that peaks your interest for any or all of these free performances:

Date Time Location Theme  
Saturday (May 19)10:00 AMVA Medical CenterArmed Forces Day
Monday (May 28)10:00 AMVA Medical CenterMemorial Day
Sunday (June 3)3:00 PMMcKennan Park BandshellThere’s No Place Like Rome!
Tuesday (June 5)7:30 PMDow Rummel VillageJazz, Old and New
Sunday (June 10)8:00  PMTerrace Park BandshellRock On!
Thursday(June 14)7:00  PMVeterans’ Memorial ParkSalute the Flag!
Sunday (June 17)8:00  PMTerrace Park BandshellAC/DC...and Other Cities
Tuesday (June 19)7:30 PMSunnycrest VillageFurry Friends
Sunday (June 24)*8:00  PMTerrace Park BandshellBernstein at 100
Tuesday (June 26)7:30 PMTrail RidgeHead, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Sunday (July 1)8:00  PMTerrace Park BandshellBroadway Classics
Wednesday (July 4)11:00  AMFalls ParkCelebrating the 4th!
Wednesday (July 4)7:30 PMW.H. Lyons FairgroundsAmerica the Beautiful
Thursday (July 5)7:30 PMPop Up ParkMini Muni Brass Band
Saturday (July 7)10:00 AMU.S.S. S.D. Battleship MemorialVictory in the Pacific
Sunday (July 8)8:00  PMTerrace Park BandshellSousa: Marches and More
Tuesday (July 10)7:30 PMTouchmark at All SaintsReed All About It!
Sunday (July 15)*8:00  PMTerrace Park BandshellCircus Concert by Paul Hoy
Tuesday (July 17)7:30 PMGood Samaritan VillageBach to the Future
Wednesday(July 18)12 noonPop Up ParkMini Muni Wind Quintet
Wednesday (July 18)7:30 PMMcKennan Park BandshellSpace Cadets
Sunday (July 22)*8:00  PMTerrace Park BandshellJazz With JAS
Tuesday (July 24)7:30 PMGood Samaritan CenterGoing Low
Sunday (July 29)8:00  PMTerrace Park BandshellThe Staff Recommends
Tuesday (July 31)7:30 PMAvera Prince of PeaceThe Great War
Sunday (August 5)8:00 PMTerrace Park BandshellGrand Finale

* Special Performances

Martha Stai: June 24: After her remarkable debut with the band last summer, we are excited to welcome back local theater star, Martha Stai. When she’s not teaching her high school students the difference between adjectival and adverbial clauses, Martha Stai loves to create theatre and music.

Dan Goeller: July 15: Composer Dan Goeller created Spirit of the Falls. His compositions’ colorful orchestrations and accessible compositional style have delighted audiences and performers around the world.
JAS Quintet: July 22

It is an honor to perform with the amazing JAS Quintet! JAS incorporates tradition with evolution and features some of the finest jazz musicians in the region: Joel Shotwell, saxophone; Jim Speirs, trumpet; Andrew Reinartz, bass; Daniel Heier, drums; and Jeff Paul, piano.

Concerts are weather permitting.


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